Six word stories

Posted: 21st February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

We’re undergoing some renovations in our office place, including building out a new front lobby display. The central creative theme is going to be built around the concept of a “six word story“. For those unfamiliar, Ernest Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words and is said to have called it his best work:

For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.

As part of a contest, we’ve been asked to submit our own stories about anything: “These stories can tell something or nothing about you, they can talk about your pet goldfish, the sky is the limit – but they must be only six words.

I thought that might also make for an interesting blog challenge. However, instead of a wide-open concept, I’d like to limit the story ideas to the Bible and/or Christianity. They can be stories from the Bible or Christianity, or stories about your relationship to them.

So post your “six word stories” here or on your own blogs. I’ll lead off:

ElShaddai. Just a Guy. Not God.

  1. Bryan says:

    Inundated with homework- I’m no scholar.

  2. scripturezealot… brilliant!
    Bryan… good luck!

    Keep ’em coming! There are a lot of people looking at this, but not contributing….

  3. More I learn, less I know.
    I am humble. No you’re not! (Did I cheat?)
    Poor in spirit, blessed by God.
    Body wasting away-spirit being renewed.
    Seek Him diligently. Will find Him.
    I did nothing. God chose me.
    Seek Him first. Value the pearl.
    World is bad. God is good.

    You got me going. Can’t stop.

  4. Accepted grace. Working out my salvation.

  5. Bryan says:

    Fear and trembling. Time for Greek.

    The kingdom is a present reality.

  6. […] Edwards at He is Sufficient blog has written a post asking people to post their six word stories based on ideas related to the Bible and/or Christianity. I’m in a blogging slump this week. I […]

  7. […] El-Shaddai threw out the idea of a six word story. Since I’m swamped and only sort of making it through life these days, six words seemed more manageable than my usual think-things-out-with-as-many-words-as-it-takes kind of post. My story may not have as much creative oomph as Ernest Hemingway’s, but it is a pretty accurate picture of the whirlpool (or is it a swamp) that is my life right now. […]

  8. He lights it up for me.

  9. Kai Jesnki says:

    You have broken me. Love you!